Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


National Radio 7am Bulletin

US Elections: Indecision 2000 – APEC – Relationship Property Bill – Treaty Clauses – ACC Copter Controversy – Austrian Train Fire – Turoa Sale

INDECISION 2000: A judge has denied a motion for an injuction to allow late filing of Florida county election results. This is a major blow to the democrats. In another development the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board has decided to suspend its hand count. Mr Bush leads Gore by 338 votes in the count.

APEC: Leaders of the 21 APEC economies begin their summit in Brunei today. The challenge says Helen Clark is for the group to prove its worth by raising everybodies living standards. Miss Clark says there needs to be a commitment to a resumption of WTO trade talks.

RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY BILL: Redrafted laws affecting the division of property on relationship break-up appears to have support in Parliament with a majority voting to send the bill on to its next stage.

TREATY CLAUSES: The Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says she supports changes to the Treaty Clause in Health and Disability legislation.

ACC COPTER CONTROVERSY: ACC says it does not accept it has misled its minister with claims about the accident rate of the Northland emergency helicopter. CAA says the copter has only had a few minor incidents not three serious accidents as claimed by ACC. An ACC spokesman says sucking a beach umbrella into its rotors and getting stuck in the sand are serious.

AUSTRIAN TRAIN FIRE: Austrian investigators say they think a mountain train caught fire before it entered a tunnel killing more than 159.

TUROA SALE: The Mayor of the Ruapehu District says news that Turoa and Whakapapa ski-fields will merge will make it easier to narket the district to tourists.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news